Connections


Links on the Connections part of the WithScotland website lead to various websites, resources and services offered by other organisations. These services, resources and websites are not maintained by WithScotland or under its control and WithScotland is not responsible for the contents of any referenced websites.

The purpose of WithScotland’s Connections page is to signpost other potentially relevant information and services. Links to another website, or any reference to any product or service by name does not necessarily constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by WithScotland.

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    101 project
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    The 101 project offers specialist information and support to lone and young parents and their children including supporting them towards learning, training, volunteering or employment. The 101 project (formerly Dundee project) has been in existence since 1984. Based in the Whitfield area of Dundee, the project offers a city wide service. We lead a lone parent employability network in Dundee. Services are delivered through individual/personal development work, home visiting, group work, telephone/text support and raising awareness locally of lone parent issues. The service is funded by Dundee City Council through Social Work and Fairer Scotland Fund and donations from trust funds. Referrals come from agencies including health, social work and housing, but the majority are self referrals. Sexual health awareness material has been developed for use with parents. Social Work student placements may be provided. A collaboration with Scottish Marriage Care, funded by the Big Lottery, is also offering relationship work with young people and peer support for young parents.

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    Aberlour
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    Aberlour is the largest, solely Scottish, children's charity and we provide help to over 6000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Our dedicated team of over 700 staff work across the country in more than 40 services, from Stranraer to Elgin & Aberdeenshire ,helping children and young people who need additional care and support to achieve their potential and to live safe, fulfilling lives. At Aberlour we have adapted and customised our services in response to the changing needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families over the 130 years since the Aberlour orphanage was established in 1875. We help: - children whose lives are affected by parental drug and alcohol dependency - young people who have social, educational and behavioural difficulties - children and young people who run away from home and are exposed to risk of harm - children and young people who have a disability - young children to experience positive parenting, play and early learning

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    Action for Children
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    Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK

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    Adolescent and Children's Trust
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    The Adolescent and Children's Trust (TACT) is the UK's largest charity and voluntary agency providing fostering and adoption services. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering or adoptive families for children and young people in the care of local authorities. Working in partnership with local authorities from our offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services. We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families.

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    Alcohol Focus Scotland
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    Alcohol Focus Scotland’s primary aim is to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. One of our key strategic priorities is to protect children from alcohol harm.

    We provide resources and training that aim to raise awareness of the impact of harmful parental drinking and build resilience in children.

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    Amnesty
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    Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied. Historically our campaigning has focused on prisoners, but we have responded to the changing patterns of human rights violations in the world. Today people are more likely to become victims of abuse because of who they are, rather than for what they think, say or do -- the biggest threat to human rights are the mass violations committed during armed conflicts.

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    Angus Child Protection Committee
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    The Angus Child Protection Committee is a multi agency body working together for the protection of children and young people in Angus.

    In common with other CPCs in Scotland has responsibility for a number of functions - public information, continuous improvement, policies and procedures, management information and quality assurance, promotion of good practice, training and staff development, communication and co-operation and planning and development

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    Argyll and Bute Child Protection Committee
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    The Argyll and Bute Child Protection Committee is a multi agency body working together for the protection of children and young people in Argyll and Bute.

    In common with other CPCs in Scotland has responsibility for a number of functions - public information, continuous improvement, policies and procedures, management information and quality assurance, promotion of good practice, training and staff development, communication and co-operation and planning and development

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    Association for Infant Mental Health
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    The Association for Infant Mental Health AIMH (UK), is an autonomous body affiliated to the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH).

    Infant mental health is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas in the whole field of mental health. Research has shown that support for parents during their baby's first year can significantly increase the proportion of babies who form secure relationships with their parents, and this has lasting benefits for their subsequent development. A good beginning for young families is a protective factor in coping with life's inevitable stresses. Early intervention when there are difficulties can often prevent the development of mental health problems in later years.

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    Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS)
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    The Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS) is the professional voice of police leadership in Scotland.

    We work in partnership with central and local government to set strategic objectives for policing in Scotland and to deliver better integrated services for Scotland's communities.

    Our membership comprises all chief police officers and some senior police staff of the 8 Scottish police forces, the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, the Scottish Police College and the Assistant Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (Scotland).

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    Association of Directors of Social Work
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    The Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW) is the professional association of senior social work managers in local authorities in Scotland. ADSW exists to promote social justice and protect the interests of the people who use social work and social care services. We do this by:

    • influencing and advising parliament, local and national government in relation to policy and legislation
    • promoting social justice and the needs of vulnerable citizens
    • assisting members and their councils in implementing policy and legislation
    • developing, supporting and promoting best practice and innovation
    • providing comment and opinion to the media
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    Barnardo's
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    Barnardo’s Scotland works with more than 10,000 children, young people and their families in over 98 specialised services in communities across Scotland. We believe in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

    Every year we help thousands of children turn their lives around. But we cannot do it without you. Visit our website to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.

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    Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS)
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    BIAS provides independent advocacy to parents residing in the Scottish Borders whose children are subject to child protection measures. It is a charity which is independent of service providers and funders. We help parents to get the information they need to explore and understand their options, and support them to express their needs and views and to make informed decisions in relation to the child protection process.

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    British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)
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    Our activities include:

    • Family finding: Our online service and monthly newspaper, Be My Parent, helps find families for hundreds of children every year. Together, our services help agencies find hundreds of adoptive and permanent foster families for children every year.
    • Publications: We publish an extensive list of highly respected expert publications for social workers, adoptive parents, foster carers, children, adopted adults, students and academics, and the wider children’s workforce, covering a range of issues relating to adoption, fostering and children in the care system.
    • Training, conferences and consultancy: Our training, seminars and conferences tackle the vital issues facing practitioners today and our courses and programmes are available nationwide.
    • Campaigning: We campaign nationally and locally to improve the lives of children seperated from their birth families. Our flagship campaign is National Adoption Week, which runs in November every year.
    • Membership: we are the UK's leading membership organisation for agencies and individuals that have an interest in fostering, adoption and the well-being of children.
    • Advice: Every day our members ask BAAF for expert guidance to support their work. We also receive thousands of calls each year from people who need advice about all aspects of adoption and fostering.
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    British Association for Early Childhood Education
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    The British Association for Early Childhood Education (Early Education), founded in 1923, is the leading national voluntary organisation for early years practitioners and parents with members and branches in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

    Early Education promotes the right of all children to education of the highest quality.

    It provides support, advice and information on best practice for everyone concerned with the education and care of young children from birth to eight.

    It is an established national organisation with the expertise and experience to support the development of the early years workforce.

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    British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN)
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    BASPCAN is primarily a membership association for professionals and volunteers working in the field of child protection who can demonstrate active participation or interest in the aims of the Association. It is the only multi-disciplinary association of its kind in the UK, bringing together personnel from all agencies who work in the field with children in need, and with those who are abused and neglected.

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    British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN)
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    BASPCAN is primarily a membership association for professionals and volunteers working in the field of child protection who can demonstrate active participation or interest in the aims of the Association. It is the only multi-disciplinary association of its kind in the UK, bringing together personnel from all agencies who work in the field with children in need, and with those who are abused and neglected.

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    British Association of Social Workers
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    BASW is a professional association for Social Workers in the UK. Our primary aim is to promote the best possible social work services for all people who may need them, whilst also securing the well-being of social Workers who are our members. BASW is not a Trade Union, but we do offer an unrivalled Advice and Representation Service, as well as Professional Indemnity Insurance cover for members. By joining the Association, our members are committing to the values set out within our

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    Caledonia Youth
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    At Caledonia Youth, we help our young clients steer a path through the labyrinth of contradictory and confusing messages. Our aim is to help every person we see reach a decision that is right for them - safely, healthily, happily and, yes, maturely. That decision could be anything from exploring what contraceptive is right for you, if you need a test for an STI, or do you want to put off having sex, to learning more about managing feelings, assertiveness and self esteem. Our services are offered to young people up to the age of 25, with a focus on teenagers. We provide free and confidential support and advice through our Caledonia Youth clinics, education and counselling services that are all geared to help you make more informed, responsible choices about your personal and sexual relationships. We’ve not only listened to what our young clients have been telling us over the years. We’ve also acted upon their concerns, tailoring our services to suit your very specific needs today.

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    Care and Learning Alliance
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    Care and Learning Alliance is a third sector membership organisation which supports high quality childhood practice and family support services for children 0-16 and their families throughout the Highlands and Moray. We promote learning through play and offer a wide range of training courses and other relevant support activities.

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